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One-stop clinic for living kidney donation launched in Middlesbrough

Posted on in Hospitals, Services

A new one-stop assessment clinic for living kidney donors has been launched at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

All kidney donors who choose to donate a kidney to a relative or friend can come to the one stop clinic after having had specialist nursing assessment and initial blood tests, meaning they now have just one visit to the hospital instead of three.

Can you lend a hand – volunteers wanted

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The Macmillan cancer information and support centre at the Friarage Hospital is looking for volunteers with an interest in helping people and who can spare some time to help with their important work.

The centre at the Northallerton hospital offers a relaxed, friendly and confidential environment and is open Monday to Thursday from 9am until 4pm. Anyone whose life has been affected by cancer is welcome to drop in to share their concerns with one of the dedicated team of staff and trained volunteers.

131 miles, 31 cyclists, one aim

Posted on in Fundraising, Services

Phil Davis had a successful kidney transplant last year. He was so pleased with the treatment and care he received, he promised himself that he would repay the hospitals concerned with a fundraiser that would challenge him to complete.

Phil, a director with Thornaby-based filtration specialists John Morfield Ltd, was referred to the renal investigation unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough where he was informed that he was suffering from deteriorating kidney function.

Hospital opens high dependency unit for patients

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A new £4.5million general HDU (high dependency unit) has opened its doors to patients at The James Cook University Hospital.

Caring for people who are seriously ill has become a large and complex part of healthcare and requires many specialist skills to ensure we provide the best possible care for some of our most sickest – and vulnerable – patients.